Katrina Grigg-Saito

For Katrina Grigg-Saito's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Eco-friendliness starts at home

Dec 31, 2009

Eco-friendliness starts at home

Hiroko Kawata, a tour guide with the nonprofit organization Japan for Sustainability, covers her microphone with her hand and whisper-rehearses a section from her handwritten notes, running over a few words and the trickier English phrases. She nods to Julie Emmings, her British companion, ...

Dec 31, 2009

Eco-friendliness starts at home

Hiroko Kawata, a tour guide with the nonprofit organization Japan for Sustainability, covers her microphone with her hand and whisper-rehearses a section from her handwritten notes, running over a few words and the trickier English phrases. She nods to Julie Emmings, her British companion, ...

Aug 9, 2009

The ups and downs of global parenting

Reviewed by Katrina Grigg-Saito Not every parent faces the questions of what language to speak at home or in which hemisphere to raise children. Not every parent is faced with sorting through the morals, rules and customs of disparate cultures, and not every parent ...

Seeking photographic destinies

Oct 2, 2008

Seeking photographic destinies

His figures cut through the sky, crisply suspended, on their way into the water. Sometimes they are immersed, or watching from a shore, but most often they hang in the air, about to split the drink in two. For Lithuanian photographer Vidas Biveinis, water ...

Zaha Hadid's Chanel UFO

Jun 19, 2008

Zaha Hadid's Chanel UFO

‘I was waiting for you so impatiently, torn between pleasure and pain,” the voice hisses. It is a woman’s voice, tinted with French, throaty and insistent. “Stay with me,” it begs. “Don’t wander off, I need you.” Belonging to actress Jeanne Moreau, but eerily ...

May 29, 2008

Violet Hopkins: lux, lumen

Gallery Sora, Tokyo’s Shinkawa Closes 28 June In “A Lover’s Discourse,” Roland Barthes lists the fragmented thoughts of a lover seeing the world. In it he asks, “Who will write the history of tears?” Violet Hopkins offers an answer at the intimate Gallery Sora ...